American B763 near Moncton on Sep 2nd 2018, fuel quantity indication issue

Last Update: September 3, 2018 / 22:30:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 2, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-734

Aircraft Registration
N343AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N343AN performing flight AA-734 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Manchester,EN (UK), was enroute at FL350 about 100nm northeast of Moncton,NB (Canada) when the crew requested to expeditiously return to Philadelphia advising they had a fuel quantity indication issue, no assistance was needed. The aircraft descended to FL320, then turned around and subsequently diverted to New York's JFK Airport for a safe landing about 2 hours after leaving FL350.

A passenger reported the captain announced there was a problem with the left hand engine and they didn't have enough fuel to get to Manchester. They diverted to JFK and waited for a replacement aircraft.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N390AA departed JFK about 8 hours after N343AN had landed and reached Manchester with a delay of 11:45 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 17 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 2, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-734

Aircraft Registration
N343AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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